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IBM Launches First "BlueMix Garage" in San Francisco to Speed Development ... - MarketWatch

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Apple Scoops Up San Francisco Social Media Analytics Firm Topsy

Apple Scoops Up San Francisco Social Media Analytics Firm Topsy | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it

In the latest in a string of recent purchases, Apple (AAPL) on Monday said it had bought Twitterpartner Topsy, reportedly for more than $200 million, scooping up a San Francisco-based firm that taps into and analyzes the Twitter stream for consumer sentiment.

 

An Apple spokeswoman Monday confirmed the purchase, but added only that "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."

John Boitnott's insight:

I truly wonder how this move by Apple will manifest itself in future products...

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First Take: Twitter's first day of trading is a monster

First Take: Twitter's first day of trading is a monster | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it

There's no other way to put it gracefully . Twitter's first day of trading so far has been a monster. Monster, as in mind-boggling — not scary, like Facebook's IPO flop 18 months ago.


The 6-year-old micro-blogging service, fresh off a road show that drove up its stock price two times, stormed out of the IPO gates like a wild-eyed wolverine Thursday. The stock opened at $45.10 a share, after it was priced at $26 late Wednesday.Within minutes, it briefly touched $50.

John Boitnott's insight:

Great insight here from Jon Swartz, USA Today's San Francisco Bureau Chief...

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A Teletherapy Startup Works to Remove Barriers to Mental Health Care - Xconomy

A Teletherapy Startup Works to Remove Barriers to Mental Health Care - Xconomy | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it
A Teletherapy Startup Works to Remove Barriers to Mental Health Care
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Is the digital age sending the old therapist's couch the way of the reference librarian, the CD, and the travel agent?
Ryan Fukuda's insight:

Therapy anywhere.

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San Francisco's tech-in-government startup program almost ready to announce ... - GigaOM

San Francisco's tech-in-government startup program almost ready to announce ... - GigaOM | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it

San Francisco is emblematic of a large city. It has all the issues you'd imagine you'd have in a large city...

Arabella DeLucco's insight:

Great program from the San Francisco Mayor's office. Excited to see who got the spot!

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SF 'haunted startup' has attractions called "Ghoulgle.com" and "OKLucifer" #halloween

SF 'haunted startup' has attractions called "Ghoulgle.com" and "OKLucifer" #halloween | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it

A satirical haunted house event in San Francisco Wednesday night drives a satirical stake into the newly reanimated Bay Area tech boom.

Arabella DeLucco's insight:

This is too funny! Too bad it's over. :(

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Google Building Facility on Treasure Island Barge for Offshore Data Centers?

Google Building Facility on Treasure Island Barge for Offshore Data Centers? | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it

Reports are speculating that Google Inc. is behind a facility being built on a barge docked at Treasure Island, and that it could be a floating data center or a Google Glass store.

John Boitnott's insight:

This type of offshore center might be a way to keep the prying eyes of the NSA off of Google's data.

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Accel-backed Clinkle, founded by 22-year-old Lucas Duplan, hires former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy as COO | San Francisco Business Journal

Accel-backed Clinkle, founded by 22-year-old Lucas Duplan, hires former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy as COO | San Francisco Business Journal | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it

Lucas Duplan, founder and CEO of Clinkle

News about Barry's McCarthy here

Arabella DeLucco's insight:

Young genius CEO paired with wise and experienced Ivy League grad -- sounds like a match made in startup heaven a la Zucker-Sandberg. 

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Four Years In, Code for America's Experiments In Disrupting Govt Still Just The Beginning

Four Years In, Code for America's Experiments In Disrupting Govt Still Just The Beginning | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it
Code for America's projects may not end world hunger, overhaul a broken criminal justice system, or solve municipal budget crises in of themselves — but both citizens and government officials see prom...
Monique Woodard's insight:

Code for America is one of the most innovative companies in San Francisco and we're excited to see how they spread innovation to other cities via their Fellows and Accelerator programs.

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Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian on Solving America’s Innovation Crisis

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian on Solving America’s Innovation Crisis | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it
The skills needed to be successful today are rapidly evolving, which is why education has never been more important—especially for those in the technology industry, where I'm lucky enough to work.
Monique Woodard's insight:

Traditional education alone isn't doing the job anymore. Supplemental education through outlets like General Assembly or online courses  is filling in where traditional schools fail.

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Human Capital: The Greatest Resource of San Francisco #innovatesf

Human Capital: The Greatest Resource of San Francisco #innovatesf | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it

Monique Woodard, Innovation Fellow, San Francisco Mayor's Office


More than any other city, San Francisco is uniquely poised to innovate and invent the future by capitalizing on our greatest resource -- our people. Innovation isn't just about technology -- it's about a different way of thinking and approaching our problems. It is through innovative approaches to public safety and community involvement that San Francisco remains one of the safest big cities in America. It is through innovation that we find ways to make it easier for companies to do business in San Francisco.


This year, following the theme of “Where Innovation Lives”, The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation is excited to tell your stories and highlight the achievements that have made innovation a way of life in San Francisco.

Arabella DeLucco's insight:

Monique is an exemplary woman who is heralding the impact of startups in San Francisco's innovation ecosystem. She joined the mayor's office earlier this year to work on a variety of projects including open data, community wifi and civic engagement. She is the co-founder of Black Founders, an organization for black professionals in technology. She is also the inventor of the app, Speak Chic, which teaches you how to correctly say fashion brand names. She is also an early adopter of Scoop.it. :)

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Arabella DeLucco's curator insight, October 17, 2013 1:29 PM

Announcing our guest at tonight's SIPWomen event!

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Greg Gretsch: Where Innovation Isn’t Hurt By Noncompetes

Greg Gretsch: Where Innovation Isn’t Hurt By Noncompetes | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it
GUEST MENTOR Greg Gretsch, managing director of Sigma West:  If you are looking for the brightest people and strongest ecosystem, then you should build your startup in San Francisco. Companies here don't have employees sign non-compete agreements.
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As More Startups Move To San Francisco, Y Combinator Opens A Satellite Office In The City

As More Startups Move To San Francisco, Y Combinator Opens A Satellite Office In The City | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it
Y Combinator has been a mainstay of Silicon Valley, with an office not far from the Mountain View Caltrain station. Over the years, however, the seed-stage incubator has seen more of its companies and partners take up residence in the city.
John Boitnott's insight:

Who can blame them? When you're done with the work day, you're looking for a little more fun than you might find in downtown Mountain View....

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S.F. rolls out 3 miles of free Wi-Fi along Market Street

S.F. rolls out 3 miles of free Wi-Fi along Market Street | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it
After announcing a deal in July to bring free Wi-Fi to San Francisco's public parks, the city will officially roll out free wireless connectivity Monday along a main transit spine - Market Street.
John Boitnott's insight:

Very interesting that this service is owned by the city.

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Yelp opens historic headquarters: Take a look inside

Yelp opens historic headquarters: Take a look inside | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it

Yelp has already moved about 800 of its 1,700 employees into 140 Montgomery Street, a 26-story, "Neo Gothic" structure that is still undergoing renovations expected to cost up to $100 million. MayorEd Lee and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were on hand for a Nov. 6 ceremony with CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, of which the company put a video on YouTube Monday.

John Boitnott's insight:

Have you seen this building at night? It's beautiful all lit up.

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Pamela Day's comment, November 11, 2013 6:32 PM
that building is beautiful - glad someone is in it, think it was empty for years
John Boitnott's comment, November 13, 2013 5:11 PM
What's really interesting Pamela is that there is hardly any large chunk of office space left in the city at this time. Mid-Market is completely full. I believe there might be some large spaces (100k+ sqr. ft.) downtown - but not sure where....
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Market Street teaching a whole new set of lessons

Market Street teaching a whole new set of lessons | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it
It ain’t “The Conversation,” and apparently it’s not a bad way to get a date, either. We’re talking about a new sample of interactive science exhibits from the folks at the Exploratorium that took ...
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Watching complete strangers connect to each other is the best and most satisfying result of the Living Innovation Zone.

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All hail the chief innovation officer! - Sustainable Industries

All hail the chief innovation officer! - Sustainable Industries | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it
All hail the chief innovation officer! Sustainable Industries There may not be a specific definition yet of what an Office of Innovation does, but technology can clearly play a role in developing solutions to complex, long-standing challenges like...
Arabella DeLucco's insight:

Yesterday, I had a discussion with a group of brilliant tech -- big brands and startups -- marketers. We discussed the value of the word "innovation." Is it misused? What kind of impact will a Chief Innovation have?

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Silicon Valley tech firms flock to San Francisco (Slideshow)

Silicon Valley tech firms flock to San Francisco (Slideshow) | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it

Silicon Valley companies are migrating north and expanding their square footage in San Francisco to attract top talent. In our Commercial Real Estate Quarterly we list 24 companies, ranging from startups to larger firms such as Meraki Networks that picked up shop and relocated headquarters to the city this past year alone, according to a Jones Lang LaSalle report.

John Boitnott's insight:

There's no doubt about it. The migration continues.

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San Francisco Startups: #NewTechCrawl Free photos brought to you by Scoop.it

Scoop.it sponsored and hosted @sfnewtech first annual #newtechcrawl along with the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Innovation for #InnovateSF. Find out who's innovating in San Francisco at scoop.it/t/innovatesf.


This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/deed.en_US.

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Here are photos from the #NewTechCrawl brought to you by Scoop.it. These are under a Creative Commons license, so please feel free to use with attribution to Scoop.it. Enjoy!

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Can a Cloud Corridor in SF compete with Silicon Valley?

Can a Cloud Corridor in SF compete with Silicon Valley? | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it
From SoMa to NoPa, San Francisco has more nicknamed neighborhoods than a city of 49-square miles can possibly hold. We keep inventing more because nothing sells a place better than a catchy moniker.
John Boitnott's insight:

Around 50 cloud companies located in SOMA are calling the area "Cloud Corridor." I'm not too sure that name is going to catch on like "Silicon Valley" has, but there's no denying the innovation coming out of that district.

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Google and San Francisco Launch Real-Time Crisis Map

Google and San Francisco Launch Real-Time Crisis Map | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it
The online map developed by Google.org displays emergency- and disaster-affected areas of San Francisco.
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AUDIO: Out Loud: Startup City via The New Yorker (blog)

AUDIO: Out Loud: Startup City via The New Yorker (blog) | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it

In recent issues of the magazine, D. T. Max Profiled Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of Twitter, and Nathan Heller wrote about the values and lifestyles of young San Francisco entrepreneurs. Here, they both talk with Sasha Weiss about why the cultural center of gravity may have shifted west to San Francisco, how the economic and creative force of the tech industry is changing the city, and what it means for the rest of the country.

Arabella DeLucco's insight:

Fascinating how all eyes are on San Francisco startup eco-system. Here's an audio conversation following Nathan Heller's post. 

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Did SF startup famo.us just reinvent the Web? #innovateSF

Did SF startup famo.us just reinvent the Web? #innovateSF | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it
San Francisco startup Famo.us built a high-performance runtime environment for JavaScript apps, radically raising the bar for cross-platform web and mobile application development.
Arabella DeLucco's insight:

This is the stuff innovation is made of: time and money spent only to hit what looks like an insurmountable roadblock. So what's a startup to do? Reinvent the way things work. This article is on startup founders Steve Newcomb and Mark Lu and how they found a gamechanging workaround. Now that's turning lemons into lemonade!

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A Startup Called Government from #innovateSF SlideShare

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This is the document that the San Francisco's Mayor's office released this year to explain the strategy behind InnovateSF. Our team at Scoop.it is honored to work with with them to spread the startup spirit and showcase innovation in San Francisco. 

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Top US Startup Ecosystems by the AngelList Numbers. SF Bay Area Still Dominates

Top US Startup Ecosystems by the AngelList Numbers. SF Bay Area Still Dominates | Innovate San Francisco | Scoop.it

Every startup ecosystem around the globe has been chasing the bay area in hopes to replicate their success locally in the startup world. Especially living in Seattle where the west coast rivalry is even hotter I have read numerous articles why Seattle is “So Awesome” but obviously these are always biased. After traveling to dozens of startup ecosystems all around the world and hearing a million different reasons why “we are the Silicon Valley of the [insert your region here]“, I was intrigued to actually find some data on actual activity. This led me to search through AngelList which has collected an incredible amount of seed stage data (AngelList is a platform in which startups and investors connect).

John Boitnott's insight:

Mostly the usual suspects here.. but it's good to see the hard numbers.

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